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Sat, Sep 21


C'mon Inn

Low Back and Leg Pain (Yao Tui Tong) with Matt Callison

An Emphasis on Sciatica and Paresthesia Pain Patterns

Low Back and Leg Pain (Yao Tui Tong) with Matt Callison
Low Back and Leg Pain (Yao Tui Tong) with Matt Callison

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2024, 9:00 AM MDT – Sep 22, 2024, 6:00 PM MDT

C'mon Inn, 6139 E Valley Center Rd, Bozeman, MT 59718, USA

About the event

Referred pain is a common patient complaint that comes to an acupuncturists office. One of the most challenging aspects of a clinician’s work is to accurately determine the primary tissue in lesion causing the patients low back and leg pain. In order to achieve the best treatment results and patient rehabilitation, it is essential for the practitioner to determine the proper diagnosis.

Orthopedic evaluations, manual muscle testing, knowledge of the anatomy and acupuncture channel topography is imperative in helping the practitioner to determine the source of the patient’s low back and leg pain.

Paresthesia traveling into the hip and lower extremity is not always nerve related (sciatica) and this seminar will help the practitioner to

  • identify
  • diagnose
  • and treat the source that creates excess (shi) and deficient (xu) referred pain patterns.

This seminar will include

Assessment and treatment of myofascial and pelvic imbalances that are typically found in cases of sciatica and referred pain.

Comprehensive TCM-based and sports medicine treatment protocols that will include acupuncture to

  • Motor entry points, ashi points and acupuncture points to balance the channel (jingluo jingjin) systems
  • Myofascial mobilization techniques
  • A few solid postural exercises that together will help the practitioner get the patient out of pain and provide long-lasting results.

Our teacher, Matt Callison

Matt Callison’s unique ability to blend Chinese Medicine with Sports Medicine for over 25 years is demonstrated by his excellent reputation. This is particularly evident in his educational program, the “Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program,” which is attended by acupuncturists worldwide. He has over 20 years experience in cadaver dissection that has helped him to further broaden and deepen his educational program for the acupuncturist. Mr. Callison has had a clinical practice for over 26 years and is well known for developing innovative and successful treatment protocols for musculoskeletal injury. He has published many articles including a clinical study on acupuncture and tibial stress syndromes (shin splints) as well as an article on Sports Related Muscle Tension Headaches in the Journal of Chinese Medicine. Furthermore, Mr. Callison is well-known for his work with professional athletes. Mr. Callison is the creator of the Motor Point and Acupuncture Meridian Chart as well as the author of three publications—The Motor Point ManualMotor Point Index and, in press, The Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook.

Matt Callison earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Sports Medicine from San Diego State University in 1985. He worked in the Sports Medicine field at Alvarado Sports Medicine clinic in San Diego and Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA for six years. In 1991, Mr. Callison received his Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where the class he developed, “Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders,” is still being taught. Mr. Callison continues to guest lecture in many acupuncture doctoral programs across the United States.

A retired Clinic Supervisor for Pacific College at the University of California’s San Diego Sports Medicine RIMAC Center, Mr. Callison's work is still being taught and supervisors help to  guide acupuncture interns in providing Sports Medicine Acupuncture to their athletes.


  • 2024 MAAOM Seminar Early Bird

    Sale ends: Jul 01, 11:50 PM MDT

    Get your registration for $550! Early Bird offer ends July 1, 2024. MAAOM members receive $50 off by using the coupon code provided by MAAOM

    +$12.50 service fee
  • 2024 MAAOM Registration

    General Registration is $600 and covers the hands on seminar both Saturday and Sunday. MAAOM members are eligible for a $50 discount by using the coupon code provided by MAAOM.

    +$15.00 service fee
    Goes on sale: Jul 02, 12:00 AM MDT



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